Parasites: Projects

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In northern Australia, cattle are susceptible to insect-borne diseases which significantly impact cattle health and productivity; these include viral diseases Bovine Ephemeral Fever (BEF) and Akabane.¬† ¬†Traditionally, insecticidal…
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The Screw-worm fly: chemical containment and eradication of screw-worm incursions in Australia project investigated treatments to combat Old World screw-worm fly. Summary Screwworms are obligate, invasive parasites of…
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The In vitro culture of buffalo fly and infections with Wolbachia project developed an in vitro buffalo fly colony and cell line to assist in investigating new control…
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The Improved protection of cattle against anaplasmosis in tick-infested areas of Australia project compared experimental chilled and frozen vaccines with the current registered chilled and frozen trivalent tick…
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The Fungal biopesticide for cattle tick and buffalo fly control project investigated the efficacy of using fungal biopesticides to control cattle ticks and buffalo flies on northern Australian…
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The Fungal biopesticide for cattle tick control project investigated the use of fungal biopesticides for cattle tick control. Summary Cattle ticks (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus) are a serious external…
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The Assessing the economic and logistical benefits of using the Tickoff system to control external parasites project investigated using the Tickoff system to treat extensive beef herds for…
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With an estimated annual cost of $350M, cattle ticks, buffalo fly and internal parasites are listed as priority animal health issues facing beef producers in Australia. Although a…
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Buffalo flies (BF) are ranked as a major health concern by northern cattle producers in many areas. In addition, BF are invasive, and have increased their range southward…
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‘Selection of novel tick antigens using vaccination-challenge studies in cattle’ investigated the biology of resistant versus susceptible genotypes to improve tick resistance of cattle.